The NHL lockout is over and the start of the season is days away. No extended training camps, no preseason games, just hockey. The teams that perform the best over 48 games will advance to the postseason where they will have a chance to win it all and have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup, just like any other champion. Will certain teams be at an advantage over the short season? Will it hurt other teams? Take this into account as you make your preseason picks!
The NHL's abbreviated season gets under way Jan. 19.
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